Last minute Qs about Step II CS

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at the fateful hour
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Oct 11, 2004
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1.) Gag reflex to test CN 9 and 10: Do we really try and elicit this, or do we just gently press their tongue down? My school makes a big deal about NOT eliciting the gag reflex on our standardized pts, so I'm wondering if this rule is true everywhere.

2.) Workup: Should we arrange this according to diagnosis? List (ANA, dsDNA for SLE; RF for Rheumatoid Arthritis) as opposed to listing them in any order without a description as to why we're ordering the test?
The First Aid book lists them in random order without descriptions, but it hasn't been updated for a while, so I was wondering if the rules had changed.

Anyone else have last minute CS questions? Post them here :luck:

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